Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Paro Cardigan

Itch-to-Stitch is at it again with another great pattern! This time around it is the Paro Cardigan. It is so lovely and feminine. I knew exactly which fabric to use. It's a floral ponte I've been sitting on for close to a year. I had planned to make it into pants, but it screamed to be a Paro Cardigan.

I feel like commenting on the quality of the pattern is a foregone conclusion by now. Itch-to-Stitch patterns ALWAYS go together for me so beautifully that it is easily my favorite brand.

So let's talk about the details. The Paro Cardigan can be left open or closed with whatever awesome button you think would compliment your fabric. I like the look of mine open, so I omitted the button.

Closed isn't bad either, but I prefer this one open on my body
My fabric has so much going on that it's difficult to see the beautiful pleats in front and back. They give lots of room for movement and comfort, as well as a lovely feminine touch.

Front and back pleats

The band is meant to be centered over your true waist. my true waist is almost comically high up on my body, so I used the lengthen/shorten line to take off two inches from the upper bodice and back.

This is before I took off the extra inches. My true waist is sitting at the very top of the band. I also first thought a black band around the neck would be most flattering. I'm glad I went with the coral in the end.
The Paro Cardigan pattern is on sale this week for 20% off. Yay! That's really a steal for a pattern that is so well drafted and so very beautiful. Don't forget to pick it up while it's on sale. And stop by the Itch-to-Stitch blog to see other great versions from the testers!